ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - First responders will stand by Officer Michael Langsdorf's casket until he is buried to honor the North County Police Cooperative officer who was killed, Sunday afternoon. The suspect confessed to killing Langsdorf after trying to cash a bad check at a market in Wellston.
Ast. North County Police Cooperative chief Ron Martin says this is just one way fellow officers are supporting Langsdorf and his family. Other officers have been with Langsdorf's partents, fiance and two children, also on 24-hour watch, since Langsdorf's death at 4:30 p.m., Sunday.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt says he wants Langsdorf's family to know he was a hero and released a statement:
Langsdorf was killed Sunday afternoon in Wellston after responding to a call about someone trying to pass a bad check at a small market.
Bonette Kymbrelle Meeks, 26, was charged Monday with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest. Meeks is jailed without bond and does not yet have a listed attorney.
Assistant Police Chief Ron Martin said at a news conference that Meeks was unknown to his department but had several convictions in the Raleigh, North Carolina, area. He didn't elaborate but said Meeks had an "extensive, extensive criminal history, and violent."